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Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) S.A. cherche un Data Privacy Specialist (m/f)

Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) S.A. cherche un Data Privacy Specialist (m/f) :

Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) S.A. – Career

Within the framework of our Luxembourg based activities, we are recruiting a:
Data Privacy Specialist (m/f)
Permanent contract
to strengthen the Legal Department

Your responsibilities
–  Maintain and enhance the Bank and Management Company’s first and second lines of defense in relation to compliance with privacy laws, including maintaining Records of Processing Activities (ROPAs), performing Legitimate Interests Assessments (LIAs) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), carrying out compliance checks, and devising data breach response plans.
–  Collaborate with IT and related IT security/risk teams to ensure that data protection and cybersecurity measures are integrated into IT systems and processes.
–  Review and advise on laws and developments related to IT, data privacy and cybersecurity applicable in the financial sector.
–  Organize and provide training sessions and awareness-raising campaigns on data protection topics.
–  Draft, review and negotiate contracts on IT, IT outsourcing and other service contracts.
– Reply to questions from other departments regarding legal and regulatory matters.
–  Review, file and store legal and contractual documents for the Bank
–  Participate in regulatory monitoring for the Bank and the Management Company.
–  Draft and update policies and procedures.
–  Demonstrate sound judgment and risk awareness.


Your profile
Education and experiences
–  Master’s degree in Law with significant exposure to IT, AI and data protection questions
– A professional privacy certification is a must
– Significant experience (3-6 years) in the legal area within the financial services environment with a focus on data protection and IT-related matters
– A deep understanding of all applicable privacy, IT and cybersecurity regulations as they apply in the financial sector
– Sound understanding of the banking/financial services industry
– Fluent in English and French.


If you are interested in this position, please send your application, quoting the job position, and detailed Curriculum Vitae to: E-mail




Season’s greetings

The members of the Board of Directors wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and “E Gudde Rutsch”.

Change of chairman

Founding member Nathalie SPRAUER, who has held the position of president since the association was created, is stepping down in favour of Michael HOFMANN, also a founding member. After 10 years as president, Nathalie wished to hand over the reins, and at the last AGM those present expressed their appreciation and thanks to her for her commitment and dedication. Throughout this period, the association has become a recognised player in the field of personal data protection in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The new board is composed as follows

Michael HOFMANN Chairman
Renaud LE SQUEREN Vice-Chairman
Georges WANTZ Vice-Chairman
Florian PONCIN Secretary – Pria DIGAMBAL NAYAGUM and Shariq ARIF Deputy Secretaries
Dolores PEREZ Treasurer – Shariq ARIF Deputy Treasurer

DPO of the year 2023

The 2023 DPO of the Year award went to Julien Winkin, Partner and founder of LuxGap sàrl, an APDL member.

CSWL 2023

New members of the Board of Directors

The APDL is pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new directors at its General Meeting on 10 October

Shariq ARIF

Director, Business Advisory

Grant Thornton

Membre depuis juin 2019

Maria-Dolores PEREZ

Head of Data Protection Officer

Quintet Group

Membre depuis septembre 2018


Data Protection Officer


Membre depuis février 2022


(Français) Joyeux anniversaire

10 years on

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

International data transfers: new complications, thoughts and solutions

Renaud Le Squeren, Partner – Avocat à la Cour at DSM Avocats à la Cour and Vice President of  APDL, participated in Data Privacy Day and spoke on the topic of “international data transfers: new complications, thoughts and solutions”.


To know more about the speakers and the event (DataPrivacyDay 2023):

Watch the speech again


The ceremony recognised organisations and professionals for their strong commitment and engaged work towards the continued development of cybersecurity -and data protection-related activities.

DPO of the Year: Maximilien Spielmann, Commissaire du Gouvernement à la protection des données auprès de l’État
CISO of the Year: Guy Isler, CISO, Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale

Huge congratulations to all of them

More information here

Data retention and destruction under the GDPR

The APDL and Sopra Steria organized a virtual breakfast “Guidelines on the retention and destruction of data under the GDPR” on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The content of this event was based on a guide developed by the APDL Technical Commission which had initiated work on the management of data retention and erasure including the treatment of backlogs of data or paper archives.

During this event, the legal framework was recalled and a methodological approach as well as practical examples were exposed. Then the technical aspects of data retention and destruction for the different data formats were discussed and finally a data detection tool was presented.

Here you will find the presentation material and the guide.

The APDL warmly thanks its sponsor SOPRA STERIA for the practical organization of the event as well as the various speakers whose contact details you will find below:

  • Bénédicte D’Allard – Arendt Regulatory & Consulting
  • Sylvie Dessolin – SOPRA STERIA
  • Romain Sabel – BDO
  • Michael Hofmann and Alejandro Del Rio – E&Y
  • Nathalie Sprauer – Raiffeisen Bank :

Technical Commission:


APDL joined the call for the implementation of secure instant messaging standards that protect privacy and people’s rights, and that do not rely on a single entity.

We are currently 25 supporting entities and seek to increase the number of public and private players as well as citizens joining the movement.

The Position Paper, including the up-to-date list of supporters, went public, Tuesday 09 March 2021, together with the attached Press Release.


A dedicated website has been created and can be accessed at: